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Xinhai remembered: From Han racial revolution to great revival of the Chinese nation
journal contributionposted on 26.11.2020, 03:42 by James Leibold
This article turns three different analytical mirrors onto the Xinhai Revolution - 1911, 1961, 2011 - in order to interrogate its evolving significance in the minds of China's Han ethnic and ruling elite. In particular, it seeks to demonstrates the discursive appropriation of the Qing nomadic frontier in the ways in which the 1911 Revolution is remembered and commemorated, exploring both the temporal and spatial dimensions of this appropriation, and how the revolution shifted from a bloody Han racial insurrection against Manchu power and privilege to a heroic celebration of the revival of a multiethnic Chinese nation-state in the face of foreign imperialism and oppression. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.